and that I am not only charmed by your friendly address, but also feel in some way proud of it, I must confess, carrying in itself, as it does, the flattering and perhaps a little conceited evidence that the old saying, "out of sight, out of mind," is altogether erroneous, so far as I am peronaly concerned. That is not a light satisfaction, I must say, for a man of my age (79.), after an absence of seventeen years and more from California and my friends of younger days. Therefore, Dear friend Muir, please accept my best thanks together with the expression of my most sincere wishes for your health and happiness.Very affectionately yours,M. De Kirwan
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 13.5 cm.
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